Paul Hameister Executive Chairman

Paul is a former lawyer and investment banker who has been actively involved in property development since 1997. He co-founded Hamton in 2005.

His professional passion is finding and delivering solutions to complex and challenging development opportunities.

Paul is the first Australian to have climbed the Seven Summits (the highest peak on every continent on Earth, including Everest) and complete the Polar Hat-Trick (North Pole, Greenland Crossing and South Pole), including being a member of the first all-Australian team to establish a new route from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole unsupported and unassisted. He has been a member of four expeditions sponsored by the Australian Geographic Society, including a 1,000km expedition through unexplored Amazon jungle (the mountainous Sierra del Divisor region in Peru). His expeditions have been captured in TV documentaries aired on Discovery Channel and National Geographic Channel globally.

He is involved with a number of charities and not-for-profits, including as Co-Chairman of the National Board of the FMAA, the largest Bachelor of Commerce university student club in Australia, with branches across all of the country’s best university campuses.

Matt Malseed Managing Director

Matt is the joint owner of Hamton Property Group.

Prior to becoming a joint owner of Hamton in 2015, Matt was a key senior executive in the business since its inception.

After obtaining a double degree in Engineering (civil/structural) and Business (finance) at Swinburne University (graduating with Honours) in 2003, Matt started his career in project management before becoming a Development Manager and then Development Director with Hamton, where he has led the largest and most complex of the company’s award-winning projects.

He has been a regular guest lecturer for undergraduate and post graduate courses in property at the University of Melbourne and RMIT and has a strong interest in mentoring young people in the property development industry.

He enjoys playing golf whenever an opportunity arises. Having been quite handy as a youngster, these days there’s a great divide between his best and worst.

Steven Coll Chief Financial Officer

Steve has extensive experience in the property development and funds management sectors. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant. As CFO of Hamton, he has responsibility for the group’s financial control, strategic planning, reporting, taxation and treasury management, in addition to oversight of several of the operational business lines.

Prior to joining Hamton, Steve spent 5 years as the CFO of Oliver Hume Real Estate Group and Oliver Hume Property Funds, presiding over all accounting, financial and taxation matters, with overall responsibility for the treasury and reporting functions across multiple property syndications along with securing project debt facilities.

He spent the first 8 years of his career with Pitcher Partners in its Business Assurance & Advisory Division, including various special projects and secondments.

Steve and his wife spend most of their spare time running around after their three young children. In the rare gaps, Steve can be found on the golf course or tinkering with his vintage Mustang.

 

Alice Dore Development Director

Alice has over 15 years’ of experience in the Melbourne property development industry in a career that has included working for some of the country’s largest institutional developers.

Alice is responsible for the Moonee Valley Racing Club redevelopment.

Prior to joining Hamton, Alice spent over 7 years at Lend Lease (Apartments), where she was Senior Development Manager and her responsibilities included leading the Toorak Park development at 590 Orrong Road, Armadale – a large scale, $470m 2.5 ha apartment and townhouse development.

Before that, she worked with Stockland for 7 years as Development Manager in the Apartment and Retirement Living Divisions (including St Kilda Road apartments and the residential, retail and office components of Tooronga Village) and started her career with Mirvac on the Waverley Park and Yarra’s Edge redevelopments.

Alice and her husband enjoy cooking and entertaining for family and friends. Weekends away which entail the beach, the whole family (husband, two children and dog!) and going for a run are Alice’s favourite!

Stefano Paciocco Development Manager

Stef is an ex-lawyer, having worked in mergers & acquisitions and project development at Allens Linklaters.

His passion for all things design and development lead him to a commercial role at Hamton where he was a key member of the development team on the Eden, Haven and Sanctuary projects in Abbotsford.

Stef subsequently spent two years in a senior role in development delivery and acquisition for a number of Melbourne private family and offshore developers.

He re-joined Hamton in 2017.

Callum Evans Development Manager

Prior to joining Hamton, Callum spent eight years’ with Frasers Property Australia, gaining experience across land, medium density and apartment projects including acquisitions.

His most recent role as Development Manager saw him responsible for the planning, management and delivery of Parkside, Parkville – a 1,500 dwelling, $450m development including low rise built form and high density apartments.

Callum is a sports fanatic and spends his weekends surfing at Phillip Island, playing golf and supporting his beloved Melbourne Demons at the MCG.

Rajan Dhingra Assistant Development Manager

Rajan initially joined the Hamton Team as an Analyst in early 2016 and since joining he has gained considerable experience in property development. This experience coupled with his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne (majoring in Finance and Economics) have collectively led to the role of Assistant Development Manager where he will assist with the redevelopment of Moonee Valley Racecourse and other future acquisitions. Prior to Hamton, Rajan spent four years working with the Financial Management Association of Australia (FMAA) in a number of roles including National Treasurer and Secretary.

Some of Rajan’s favourite memories include four months backpacking around South America from late 2016 to 2017, lifeguarding at Fairhaven Beach, and the day the Tigers won the flag in 2017. He is passionate about health and fitness, travel and anything to do with his family.

Jim Hammond Assistant Development Manager

Jim joined the Hamton team in October 2018 after retiring from a 12 year career within the Australian Defence Force.

Jim has a personal interest in residential development and has a number of successful private projects under his belt prior to joining Hamton. Jim enjoys the challenges that development brings and in seeing the potential of a project realised and maximised.

In addition, Jim now has an acute awareness of the issues faced by veterans as they transition out of the Defence Force and is passionate about ensuring the skills, drive and focus of those individuals is properly harnessed by the private sector. He is working with Hamton to develop a broader program to transition retiring Australian Special Forces operators into the private sector.

He is an avid mountain bike rider, trail runner and motorsport fan.

Danielle Caruso Marketing & PR Manager

Danielle has a 10+ year career within the property industry, working on behalf of many leading national and international property developers.

Prior to joining Hamton in 2018, Danielle spent the last 5 years with Australia’s largest independent property marketing agency, successfully planning and executing strategies for land, medium density and apartment projects.

With a wealth of knowledge in the sector, Danielle’s passion is creating unique project campaigns that lead the market.

Danielle and her partner share a love for design and have recently completed an extensive renovation of their own home.

Peter Dunn Finance Manager

Pete joined Hamton in March 2011 and has worked on numerous of its projects, the various Hamton operating businesses and the Hameister family group interests.

He has played an integral role in establishing the budget and reporting systems that are used throughout the group and has also overseen the establishment and sale of various businesses across the journey so far.

Originally from Perth, Pete is now fully engrossed in the Melbourne lifestyle. He likes to keep fit by utilising the various running tracks around town and completed the 2013 Melbourne Marathon. Pete is also a keen golfer, with a goal of getting his handicap back down to single figures.

Pete has Hamton to thank for meeting his wife Nicole (a former employee).

Sally Irons Operations Manager

Sally first joined Hamton from 2006 when she helped establish the business.

She rejoined Hamton in October 2017 and now doubles as Operations Manager and Executive Assistant to Paul and Matt.

She’s had over 12 years experience in property development in both the residential and industrial sectors, gaining expertise across Office Management, HR, IT and Marketing and PR.

Sally has a natural interest in systems and processes, which ensures the Hamton daily operations run smoothly. She loves organisation and when she’s not making lists, she’s making lists. Being part of a great team is also really important to Sally.

Sally enjoys travel and experiencing different cultures, particular highlights include riding her motorbike across Vietnam and navigating through the locks of the Panama Canal in Central America. Weekends include trying out new recipes on family and friends and spending time with her husband and poodle.

Soula Vissaris Finance Assistant

Soula joined Hamton in 2016 having worked in finance for over 10 years for a range of clients ranging from large businesses to SMEs.

Soula assists the finance team, is super organised, loves numbers and also has a personal passion for property.